Overlord is one of the newest MMROPG-inspired anime to hit the market. Recently, this genre has been flooded with titles of different setup and characters but there seem to be something unique about Overlord that made it a notch higher in terms of popularity. It started out as a light novel and immediately jumped towards the mangga platform and finally got an anime version within such a surprisingly short period. This is nothing but just one indication of its popularity along with its huge fan base and high views in majority of anime websites where you can watch titles for free.
Is there something unique about Overlord Season 1 which made it so popular? The overall theme as well as the main characters and environment are far from being unique. Overlord’s art style is also not as impressive compared to newly released anime titles like Sword Art Online and Gate. There can only be one reason behind the warm welcome of anime fans toward this title and that is its well-balanced mixture of comic relief and action. Overlord‘s story is also seasoned with mystery and unpredictability since the main character has various personal and intrapersonal struggles. Some may say that the overpowered main character makes this anime title lame but anyone who experienced playing a MMORPG for a long time can relate to his problems and won’t consider them a walk in the park. How can anyone maintain their cool after being transported to an unknown world without having a clear bearing of your own strength and the loyalty and behavior of the people around you? Would you remain carefree and live a peaceful life? Or would you aspire to make a name for yourself despite the dangers? The MC took the latter road which marked the start of his new adventure.
Another notable feature of Overlord that made it an interesting title for most anime fanatics is its fight scenes. MMORPG players will surely feel nostalgic as they watch Ainz Ooal Gown cast various buffs to himself prior an intense battle against his own guardian Shalltear Bloodfallen. This also goes true as a team of adventurers called Sword of Darkness along with Momon and Nabe slew a group of orcs and goblins on their way to Carne Village. If mentioning these fight scenes already awakened your hunger for anime fights then read further and feast on this list of the Best Overlord Season 1 Fights. The arrangement from great to best is of personal taste but feel free to leave a comment if you deem it’s completely messed up or if another fight scene is better than any in the list.
Swords of Darkness vs Goblins and Ogres
Sword of Darkness is an adventure team composed of Peter Mauk (warrior), Lukrut Volve (ranger), Ninya (magic caster) and Dyne Woodwonder (druid). The group is said to exclusive to boys which is why Ninya is forced to hide her true gender. They seem to share a close relationship during their adventure with Momon the adventurer which indicates that the team has been formed for quite some time. The fight broke out when they accepted the request of Momon the adventurer to help them in escorting Nfirea Bareare. The fight did not last long but it was the first time Momon displayed his unequalled strength as a warrior. Sword of Darkness was left with nothing but admiration as they witness Momon’s swords slice through one enemy after another like they were soft puddings.
Momon vs Clementine
Ainz Ooal Gown decided to hide his true identity and become an adventurer named Momon. A series of events led him facing an assassin known for her speed and cruelty, Clementine. She was the one who murdered every member of Sword of Darkness which somehow annoyed Momon. He was planning to use the team as a stepping stone to increase his fame and spread words about his greatness yet it was all for nothing. Clementine is clueless that she is facing the greatest magical caster that ever set foot in the New World, Ainz Ooal Gown. She is confident that their fight will turn out just like her previous battles where she kills her opponents using swift and brutal combination of blows and collects their adventurer plate.
Nabe vs Khajiit
While Momon is facing Clementine, Nabe was tasked to deal with Khajiit. She obviously outclassed Khajiit in every aspect. However, the latter has a trump card. He gained possession of magic item which allows him to control two skeletal dragons. These ferocious undead creatures are said to be immune to any kind of magic which made them a nightmare to magic casters. Khajiit believes that Nabe is a plain magic caster so his overconfidence during the first part of the battle was clear as water. Nonetheless, he slowly realized that he might end up paying a high price for his recklessness as Nabe unveils her true identity.
Gazef Stronoff vs Slane Theocracy
Gazef Stronoff is unmatched within the Re-Estize Kingdom as being a warrior. He holds the title Warrior Captain. Clementine also mentioned him during her fight against Momon as one of the few warriors that can hold ground against her. He loyally serves that king and this time it led him to a trap. Although it was not the intention of his master since he was forced by pressure coming from royal families who oppose his rule, it’s clear that he had a heavy heart upon ordering his precious soldier to a mission which is obviously a trap. Gazef fully understood his situation and after assuring the safety of the village that was used as a bait to lure him out he bravely faced the forces of Slane Theocracy which overwhelmed him in both numbers and power.
Ainz Ooal Gown vs Shaltear Bloodfallen
Shaltear Bloodfallen is the strongest among the Floor Guardians of Nazarick. This is one of the reasons why having Ainz Ooal Gown personally subdue her after being controlled by an unknown enemy imposed huge risk. Another reason is that she specializes in Holy attacks, which is lethal to those of the undead class like Ainz. Her creator also gave Shaltear a healing item making the battle a lot trickier. Despite the known disadvantages, Ainz was determined to solve the problem on his own. There are a lot of reasons for this action but the most important one is that he does not want the Guardians to fight among themselves to the death. He may be able to revive any of them who perish during the battle but having a memory of killing an ally is a burden Ainz does not what his loyal subordinates to bear. This battle is a test for Ainz not just as a strategist but a ruler of Nazarick.